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John 1:1-18; The Word Became Flesh

John 1:1-18 (NIV)

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him
nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of
all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to
testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was
not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to
everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world
was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which
was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to
those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will,
but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We
have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying,
“This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me
because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place
of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came
through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is
himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. 

Alpha and Omega, beginning and end…

We often refer to God as an everlasting God, which would mean that He was there from the start and will be there to the end. But what happens in between? God reveals Himself through many places and times in scripture but hear in the gospel John He reveals the “big play” in the divine rescue plan, that being His Glory incarnate, the son of God, or as we know Him, Jesus. John testifies to the validity of the one true light that gave the right for people to believe and become children of God. The word became flesh and came so that we could see God’s glory and some day return to His presence.

From the beginning God had a divine rescue plan, we are a part of that plan. It is my encouragement that in this New Year season you embrace the word that became flesh. Be moved to make changes that reflect the light of Christ bearing witness just like John. Be encouraged that Alpha and Omega, the everlasting God has made it possible to become an heir of the one true king.

Peace and Blessings,
Jordan Romines

Jordan is a student of Southwestern College currently studying business administration.

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